SHEILA MEDLAM

The funny side of autism...

It has been a hard few weeks for all of us in the autism community. Six more precious lives lost to wandering and autism. I have spent the last few days really thinking about Mason’s last day on earth and I’ve come to realize that I can’t keep defining him by his tragic death. I have to celebrate what made him the most incredible boy any mother could have asked for.

In order to do that, I’d like to share a funny little story about my son and ask that all of you share a funny moment with me about your child. Let’s celebrate them this week. Let’s take a moment to laugh at the craziness, fun and zest autism has brought to our lives.

Mason was a dry and crunchy kid. If it wasn’t crispy, crunchy or completely dry, he wouldn’t eat it. If you even dared put something…

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